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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 581–585

Weak-wave advancement in nearly collinear four-wave mixing

C. F. McCormick, R. Y. Chiao, and J. M. Hickmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 13, pp. 581-585 (2002)

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We identify a new four-wave mixing process in which two nearly collinear pump beams produce phase-dependent gain into a weak bisector signal beam in a self-defocusing Kerr medium. Phase matching is achieved by weak-wave advancement caused by cross-phase modulation between the pump and signal beams. We relate this process to the inverse of spatial modulational instability and suggest a time-domain analog.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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Original Manuscript: June 13, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2002
Published: July 1, 2002

C. McCormick, R. Chiao, and Jandir Hickmann, "Weak-wave advancement in nearly collinear four-wave mixing," Opt. Express 10, 581-585 (2002)

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